RNCM Gala Dinner 2016

The Royal Northern College of Music Gala Dinner took place on 16th April 2016 and it was a great honour to be invited as a special guest and to have the opportunity to speak and perform with pianist Ben Powell at the event.

Love Sought

Roxanna Panufnik's "Love Sought" for Mezzo-Soprano, Viola and Piano World Premier will take place live on

Recording Donald Swann songs at Potton Hall

In February 2016 I spent some time on the Suffolk coast recording a new CD of Donald Swann's Art Songs and Cycles. The Musical Director is 

Leoncavallo’s Zaza at Opera Rara

In November 2015 I joined Opera Rara for rehearsals, a CD recording and a concert performance of Leoncavallo’s opera Zaza in the role of Natalia.


On 3rd November 2016 I was invited by BBC Radio 3 to perform at the Palace of Westminster for “BBC Radio 3 in The House”.


In September 2015 I made my debut in the role of Rosina in the revival of English National Opera’s award-winning production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Così fan Tutte performances 2015

I had a wonderful time performing in the role of Dorabella at Garsington in 2015. It was brilliant driving into the beautiful grounds of the Getty Estate at Wormsley each day, the “Garsington experience” is really magical for both the audience and performers.

FA Cup Fans Choir 2015

I was invited to be a judge for the BBC Songs of Praise Fans Choir this month. Sixty-four football fans were chosen to represent their football club and sing on the pitch at Wembley before the FA Cup Final.

Wells Cathedral – Elgar’s The Kingdom

On 28th March 2015 I was the mezzo soloist for Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society's The Kingdom Op 51 by Edward Elgar with the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Matthew Owens.

RLPO 175th Concert

On 12th and 14th March 2015 I performed in two very special concerts with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir as they celebrated their 175th Anniversary.

Mersey Wave Concert – February

Mersey Wave Choir, Young Singers and Fron Male Voice Choir raised the roof on St Ambrose Church, Speke, Liverpool on 20th February 2015 for a special concert called 'World in Union.

Valentines with RLPO

I joined tenor Jesús León for a Valentine’s Day Concert with Conductor Phillipe Bach and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 14th February 2015.

YCAT at 30 Concert

Young Classical Artist Trust is celebrating 30 years! I sang in a lovely concert in January 2015 with soprano Ailish Tynan and pianist James Baillieu which took place at the beautiful house of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis.

Champs Hill Music Room

On 21st October 2014 I performed an afternoon song recital with James Baillieu at Champs Hill Music Room, West Sussex. The recital marked the launch of our first disc together, 'Love's Old Sweet Song.

Windsor Festival: In Flanders Fields

I was thrilled to be invited to perform at the final concert of this year’s Windsor Festival on Sunday 28th September 2014 at Holy Trinity Garrison Church in St Leonards Road.

Michael Nyman: Symphony No.11 Hillsborough Memorial

The world premier of Michael Nyman’s Symphony No.11: Hillsborough Memorial was performed at Liverpool Cathedral for the opening weekend of the 8th edition of the Liverpool Biennial on July 5th 2014.

English Song Recital – RNCM

On Wednesday 21st May 2014 I was delighted to return to Royal Northern College of Music to perform an evening English Song recital with pianist

RLPO Season Launch

16th May 2014 Thrilled to have performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko for their 14/15 Season Launch at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Hillsborough Memorial Symphony Recording

I am currently working on Michael Nyman’s new work 'Hillsborough Memorial Symphony' which has been commissioned by

Karl Jenkins 70th Birthday Concert – Royal Albert Hall, London

On Friday 9th May 2014 I sang at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Choral Society under the baton of Karl Jenkins for his 70th Birthday Concert.

Karl Jenkins National Tour 2013

During November 2013 I performed  with Conductor Karl Jenkins’on his  national tour (2nd -17th Nov 2013) organised by

April Concerts 2014

Mersey Wave Music presented a concert St Marys Church Hale Village on 4th April 2014  and I had lots of fun singing with the Mersey Wave Choir again.

Two Rivers Festival Birkenhead School

27th February 2014 What a treat I had in February when I was invited to do some vocal coaching with the cast members of Birkenhead School’s Les Miserables production.

Live at St Wilfrids

On 1st February 2014 I performed a recital with pianist Daniel Browell as part of the

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Opera North

Britten's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' took to the Leeds Grand Theatre stage this week at Opera North.

St Ambrose Parish at 60

  A concert took place at St Ambrose church, Speke, Liverpool  on 26th July 2013.  The event celebrated the 60th Anniversary of St Ambrose Parish and was organised by

Opera Rara recording launch

It was a privilege to have been invited to perform at the Opera Rara 'Caterina Cornaro' recording launch which took place at the Crush Room, Royal Opera House, London in June 2013.

Sounds from Wigmore 2013

On 2nd April I performed a lunchtime song recital with pianist James Baillieu at Wigmore Hall, London. The recital was presented by the Young Classical Artists Trust.

Young Classical Artists Trust Biopic

Young Classical Artist Trust Kathryn Rudge Biopic made with generous support from the Foyle Foundation. See full profile here:

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Kathleen Ferrier Centenary events – October 2012

This month marks the 59th  anniversary of the death of the great singer Kathleen Ferrier.  This year is also her Centenary year and events continue to take place across the country as the Life and Music of Kathleen Ferrier is celebrated throughout 2012.

15TH Anniversary Willowbrook Hospice

I had been invited by Ian Turnbull, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Willowbrook, to visit the Hospice a month or so before the service and was very kindly given a tour of the facilities by Ian and Lady Kirsty Pilkinton (Chairman of the Council of Management).

Diamond Jubilee Rotary Unites

Liverpool St Georges Hall The Rotary Clubs of Liverpool, Liverpool City, Liverpool Exchange, Liverpool West Derby and South Sefton united for a Gala Concert in honour of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Friday 25th May at

Liverpool pics

  'Liverpool'  - Photographs by Kathryn Rudge

Fron Male Voice Choir Concerts

CONCERTS WITH THE FRON MALE VOICE CHOIR In March I had the pleasure of performing with the Fron Male Voice Choir in two lovely concerts.

BBC Performing Arts Fund: Music Funding Launch

The BBC Performing Arts Fund  is a charity funded through revenue from the voting lines of

Kathleen Ferrier Bridgewater Hall Centenary Recital


Crosby Hall Educational Trust Recital

The Crosby Hall Educational Trust (CHET) was founded in 1988 to establish a residential educational centre through the conversion of the historic stables and farm buildings at Crosby Hall.

St Joseph’s Hospice 50th Anniversary

On 4th February 2012 I performed as part of a concert to mark St Joseph’s Hospice’s  50th anniversary celebrations at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

Clatterbridge Cancer Research Carol Concert

A Carol Concert in aid of Clatterbridge Cancer Research took place on the 4th December 2011 at

Marriage of Figaro – Performances

  The final performance of the 2011 run of Fiona's Shaw’s production at the 'Marriage of Figaro' on the

The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

Preparations are well underway for English National Opera's forthcoming production of ‘The Marriage of Figaro’.

Melling Tithebarn

On Friday 15th July I performed a recital with pianist Jason Ellis for

Carleton House

It was a joy to congratulate the recipients of the evening’s prizes, all of the pupils, and everyone who had been a part of the school year.

Bridgewater Hall

It was a great pleasure to join Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier  and the

“Perfect Pitch” Concert


Jaqueline Du Pré and Spitalfields Recitals

I had a great time performing in two recitals last week with fellow YCAT artist

Samling Foundation – Masterclass

During the week of the Sunday 15 - Sunday 22 May 2011 I had an amazing time participating in a Samling Masterclass week and gained wonderful insights into repertoire preparation, performance and life as a musician.